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Canadian Conservation Photographers Collective

The Lone Wolf of the Sea

The Lone Wolf of the Sea

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Sitting with my engine off I heard this killer whale approaching before I had set eyes on him. For most of the time I had seen him he had been doing long dives, surfacing every 6 minutes or so, then something changed. There was some were some unusual splashes in the water and my educated guess was that he had killed a porpoise as there was a very small slick of oil on the surface and the seagulls started to dive in the water to eat the leftovers. After this he continued on his way, heading west but with 3 huge breaches, its easy to incorrectly anthropomorphize when it comes to wild animals but to me it looked like he was celebrating after his kill.

There are many theories as to why orcas breach, from removing unwanted skin parasites to communication with other whales or even for finding out their location relative to land — If they are using breaching for communication it makes me think of what an acoustic world they live in. The visibility in the water is often so low that a whale may not even be able to see its own tail. Instead they use sound, as water is such an ideal medium for transmitting sound waves. Echolocation is used for navigation; for locating prey; and even for identifying objects or to differentiate between fish species. They have very complex languages with different dialects which they use to distinguish between different pods. Underwater noise pollution from shipping and tankers is getting worse every year, making it hard for a number of cetaceans to find each other, creating myriad other issues that can cause a decrease in their population. This issue needs more awareness so we are able to improve with quieter propellers (which furthermore would cause less carbon emissions) and better regulations.

 

Canadian Conservation Photographers Collective
printed on Giclée Hahnemühle Photo Rag

Mark Williams

Materials

Hahnemühle Photo Rag® is one of the world’s most popular papers and the valued all-rounder for high-quality FineArt inkjet printing. The white cotton artist’s paper, with its characteristic, wonderfully soft feel, boasts a lightly defined felt structure, lending each artwork a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth.

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Dimensions

16 x 24 inch print with 0.2inch bleed on each side.

Care Instructions

The age resistance of prints is defined by two criteria: the base paper and the print. All Hahnemühle papers are, in accordance with DIN6738, extremely resistant to ageing and have the highest life expectancy class of several hundred years. The durability of prints, i.e. the print permanence, depends on the ink and can last for more than 100 years with UV-resistant ink (pigment ink).

 

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